The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
The word 'textile' is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning 'woven', from textus, the past participle of the verb texere, 'to weave'.
30 to celebrate the myriad contributions that the Avenir Foundation and Joy and Chris Dinsdale have made to what is now the DAM’s Avenir Institute of Textile Art and Fashion... “Joy has fully embraced textiles,” Daneo said, adding that she had held leadership roles in celebrating the opening of such textile department exhibitions as Dior.
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